• SHARE

The focus of any major earthquake that strikes beneath the Tokyo metropolitan area is likely to be shallower than previously thought, a government project team said Wednesday.

The edge between the ground plate and the Philippine Sea plate underneath Tokyo is 5 or 10 km shallower than earlier projections, which could lead to Tokyo suffering a quake with an intensity of 7, greater than previously anticipated, the team said.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW